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on the sequester? the very first paragraph of the analysis reading, president barack obama's state-by-state breakdown of the sequester, and you get dire message. if you had read it. this guy is going to fall on march 1st. but a closer reading of the detailed report shows that some of this curious stuff is going to happen in slow-motion if it happens all. all this on the heels of the skating weekend op-ed by washington post veteran bob woodward who blasted the president for 11 the sequester a congress. claiming to senior white house aides told him that it was the brainchild of the ministration. meanwhile poking an enormous hole in that transparency claim. listen to him explain how he was told to hide certain information from the press and the public while serving at the pleasure of president obama. >> when i went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they tell me was, you're not even to a knowledge that drone program. you're not to discuss the existence of it. our denial of the existence of the program when is obviously happening undermines people'
, what obama is predicting some day is going to happen if his policies are not he reversed. >> we're doomed! >> well, congress and the president trade blame and even do some nasty finger pointing. our national debt is soaring, quickly approaching 17 trillion dollars. almost 1.2 trillion was added in just 2012. that means the federal government borrows an astounding rate of 37,829 dollars a second. every second. and that's astounding isn't it? >> it's astounding. >> so on the house side speaker boehner says that the senate should in his words get off its ass, this is cable so i can say that. i hope your father's not watching. >> well, he probably is. but he's absolutely right. senate is where there needs to be action taken. the house has not once, but twice moved legislation that would replace the sequester with more responsible spending cuts and get away from the a disproportionate impact this has on our military budget, but so far nothing's happened in the senate. now, i think this week we may actually have a debate sometime on thursday. >> a little late. >> a little late in the
or hideaway, to seize, withdraw or to hold but if you can believe president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income wom
. justice roberts, we are watching him closely as well. he asked a lot of questions of the obama administration's lawyer here saying which state does a better job of registering and getting a turnout of african-american voters compared to whites? he said the answer is mississippi. which does the worst? massachusetts. the point being he says the areas covered by the law may not be where the problem is. that's what the whole argument came down to today, i think, chris. as the voting rights act passed and reenacted in 2006 still a fit? does it still cover where the problems are? now now, the four liberal ossen the court said yet. it may not be a perfect fit, but it's close enough. they said the areas covered by the law represent about a quarter of the population, but account for more than half of all the successful voter discriminations lawsuits. the five conservatives seemed to be quite skeptical. not anl scalia and justice roberts but perhaps the critical vote justice kennedy. he said the times changed. chris, but it does appear the voting acts right is in trouble tonight. now, wh
to voice their support for same sex marriage by the end of the week and the obama administration has until thursday to decide if it's going to take a position on this case, reporting live, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, thank you, marianne. with three days until budget cuts take effect, known as the sequester, republican leaders criticized the president for taking his comments outside of washington. he told shipyard workers there's no smart way to cut $85 billion in seven months as republicans are proposing. meanwhile today the department of homeland security blamed budget cuts for its planned release of some undocumented wo workers. house speaker john boehner has done his part complaining loudly and repeatedly that the president should approve the republican plan for more targeted reductions. president obama dismissed that as choosing between taking money from a poor kid while taking money from a disabled kid. >> if they do take effect, the is sequestration cuts will dig deep into federal programs. critics say it's a meat ax approach slashing federal programs without thought
, republican leaders spoke of the upcoming budget cuts, known as a sequestration. president obama is in newport news, virginia and talks about the effects of sequestration would have on them middle-class. -- on the middle class. the senate voted to confirm senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the final vote was 58-41 with four republicans joining 52 democrats and two independents in voting aye. next, the 25 minute debate on the senate floor. >> it is now time for us to vote up or down on the nomination for many reasons. the nomination has been before us now inadequate time to get the information which our colleagues have asked for. there is also the looming fact of sequestration. we need to have a secretary of defense who is not only in office, but whose leadership is not in limbo, but is there. our troops need it. their families needed. our country needs it. we have 66,000 military arsenal in harms way in afghanistan. the president of afghanistan has directed the united states to remove its special operations forces from a key afghan province. our military bases key decisions abo
're going to hear a lot more about it especially with obama is doing to fight for equality. >> even the nfl, chris clouwe fighting for brights. >> brendan ay -- >> it's a tough one, brendan ayenbadego, players are fighting for equality. this is just another form of discrimination. i think that it's fascinating, there's never been a current nfl player who has come out and said you know what? i'm gay. they've never done it. all four major sports there's never been a current gay player. they waited until after their career to come out. that's fascinating to me. i think it's going to take, i think this will change. this is a time of evolution right now but i think it will take a differencemaker, a rosa parks or a jackie robinson to say here is who i am, i'll stand up for what is right and once that ice is broken i think we start to see change. >> the other hypocrisy in all of this, the nfl penalized a player, you know, during the super bowl, right, because he said some anti-gay remarks so the nfl is trying to promote this we don't do that, we want to pave the way for maybe gay players and durin
was sworn in this morning, a deeply divided senate voted 58-41 in favor of president obama's pick to lead the pentagon. it comes days before billions of budget cuts are set to hit the military. he spent weeks battling members of his own party. in the end only four republicans ended up voting for hagel. >>> for the first time the obama administration is said to be providing direct aid to rebels in syria. the civil war killed nearly 70,000 people. clarissa ward what kind of aid are we talking about? >> the administration is looking at providing rebels fighting on the ground inside syria with non-lethal support. that might mean military training for the rebels t might mean training to help the rebels prepare to deal with some kind of a possible chemical attack. it might mean providing them with body armor or armored cars. margaret brennan was able to ask secretary of state john kerry about the possible shift at a press conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to kno
. president obama will speak at the dedication ceremony. >>> happy birthday the former first daughter and fellow nbc newser chelsea clinton turns 33 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. it's a real life treasure hunt, hear about a man who buries a chest filled with gold in the mountains but not before living some clues behind. >>> and donald and ivanka trump live in studio this morning to talk about return of ""celebrity apprentice" all-stars." >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. deep sadness that i stand before you this evening to talk about the death of my two officers. >> a tragedy in santa cruz. a community in mourning as they re
. he assured us he will learn on the job. that doesn't inspire confidence in me president obama gets his man to lead the. >> he was from the beginning. treasury pick jack lew. >> that's right. jack lew was voted out of the senate finance committee. the vote was 19 to 5 there wasn't much of a sales pitch for him. it wasn't needed. there was one vocal critic. >> what we have seen so far is that mr. lu lu was good at getting paid. citigroup received a taxpayer funded bailout and gave mr. lew a piece of it on his way out the door. >> senate majority leader harry reid is hopeful there will be an agreement on the entire senate on the lew nomination tomorrow. >> bill: negotiators for the united states and other major world powers today offered iran a deal on its nuclear program. officials from six nations said they would ease some economic restrictions on iran if iran agrees to stop enriching uranium at an underground nuclear plant. of course, iran has repeatedly refused to do just that. and few people seem to believe this new round of talks is going to lead to any major break through. neve
news at 11 and then "nightline." >> president obama taught members of congress -- president obama's top members of congress will be in washington, dc at the capitol when a monument of rosa parks is unveiled, the first full sized capitol of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she launched the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in alabama. >> listen up, the slump in the afternoon could not be due to a lack of caffeine but what is hanging over our head. >> you will find out just ahead. >> an air rage, what set off a traveler at an overseas airport. >> coming up 6:00, the supreme court is just weeks away from hearing arguments on california's ban on same-sex marriage. ahead, the bay area businesses hoping to influence the high >> breaking news from sacramento where police are investigating the death of a of nine-year-old boy whose body was found in a community between the airport and the arena, sacramento police say they received two 9-1-1 calls from a home around midnight when they arrived they found the boy, dead. it
. sources stress the united states is not considering providing weapons to the rebels. senior obama administration official says secretary of state john kerry is discussing the changes with sewer pea an allies this week. >> so talk about culture shock. that's dennis rodman.an allies this week. >> so talk about culture shock. that's dennis rodman. he's in north korea with three members of the harlem globe trotters to put on a show for fans while they film a tv documentary. rodman also known as the worm is tweeting from within north korea saying maybe i'll run into the gangnam style dude while i'm here. of crse his geography dude is slightly off. he's from south core re, a dennis rodman. just so you know, you're in north korea. >> oh, my goodness. all right. also ahead on on "early start," successfully tracing the exact origin of the destructive meteor that injured 1,000 people in russia. where the big rock came from is coming up next. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it tas
's hard to believe there will be any 11th hour compromise given the testy exchanges between the obama administration and congressional republicans. let's check in with brianna keilar at the white house. any movement at all? >> reporter: as of now, john, i will tell you the differences between the two sides here with the white house and senate democrats on one side and house republicans on the other appear to be insurmountable. the divide remaining at this point on how to avert these $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. house republicans would like to see some less arbitrary spending cuts only and democrats and the white house want to see a combination of tax increases and some less arbitrary spending cuts. it's this debate we've gotten so used to and that means that these spending cuts that were put in place in 2011 with the idea they'd never go into effect are expected to go into effect as of friday night. the blame game in full effect in washington and it's getting a little crass. listen. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill b
. president obama took his bully pulpit to virginia where the white house said across the board cuts will force the navy to cancel maintenance of 11 ships. >> that hurts this community. because of these automatic cuts, about 90,000 virginians who work for the department of defense would be forced to take unpaid leave from their jobs. >> reporter: then rapid fire warnings of other real world effects from forced spending cuts. >> more than 2,000 college students would lose their financial aid. delays at airports across the country. tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care. >> reporter: republicans argue consequences from the country's debt would be worse than $85 billion in spending cuts and they liken the president to chicken little. >> saying that the sky is falling all in an effort to try to scare congress and scare the american people into doing what he wants, which is raising taxes. >> reporter: that speaks to the heart of the divide. republicans say no new taxes in any deal to prevent indiscriminate cuts. democrats want tax increases and spending cuts
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